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Persica a miracle in the protect and promote oral and dental health

(2016) Persica a miracle in the protect and promote oral and dental health. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology.

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Salvadora persica (Miswak or Meswak,also known as Arak in Persian) is a shrub of the family Salvadoraceae originally native to southern regions of Iran,which its leaves,fruits,seeds,barks and roots have many therapeutic uses. The plant root is a wood like the toothbrush bristles,which has been used previously instead of current toothbrush to clean the teeth. This research was conducted with the aim of introducing potential pharmaceutical commercialization of toothbrush plant through library searches and online authentic resources in accordance with the current scientific and practical findings in the field of health by using the data collection tools,exploration and studies on the available references. For this purpose,relevant contents were searched firstly in the Holy Quran,Hadith,and credible sources such as medical and historical books,and then data were analyzed and integrated by presenting current pharmacological properties and samples of Salvadora persica. The results showed that medicinal use of toothbrush plant is successful and it has been considered in the pharmaceutical industries in some countries such as Britain,Sweden and Pakistan. The scientific studies and the cultivation possibility of this plant justify the investment and monetization in various regions of Iran to develop,produce and export of pharmaceutical products obtained from toothbrush plant as well. © 2016,International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Keywords: Dental health; Meswak; Miswak; Oral health; Salvadora persica; Toothbrush plant
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral Surgery > WU 140-166 Diseases. Injuries. Technology. Therapeutics
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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